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The City of Barrie's Community Garden Program is governed by the Community Garden Policy. There are currently four locations: Golden Meadow Park, Sunnidale Park, Shear Park and Eastview Community Park.
Community gardens are open to registered gardeners only. All gardeners must sign and submit the new Garden Plot Rental Agreement, which contains guidelines to practice safe use of community gardens, to use their community garden plot. If you are a registered gardener, please submit your new signed form by May 24, 2020, to retain your plot. Signs outlining the new guidelines are posted at all sites.
On April 25, 2020, the Ontario Government amended their emergency order to permit the use of community gardens during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SMDHU's guidance document provides information for municipal staff, volunteers and garden users to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while using a shared garden space.
There are still some garden plots available for rent. Interested gardeners can download a Garden Plot Rental Agreement and submit the agreement by mail with payment by cheque payable to the "City of Barrie" (please do not send cash in the mail) to City of Barrie, Service Barrie, Box 400, Barrie Ontario, L4M 4T5. For more information, please contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 or email email@example.com.
Prior to renting a plot, gardeners are to read the policy and sign a Garden Plot Rental Contract. The City of Barrie administers the registration of the garden plots and any alterations to the garden plan. The gardeners elect a garden coordinator to operate the day to day functions of the garden and liaise with the City. Gardeners are welcome to rent more than one plot after May 1st, subject to availability.
Single Plot: $20 + HST ($22.60) - 1.5 x 4.5m (5'x15')
Double Plot: $50 + HST ($56.50) - 3m x 4.5m (10' x 15')
Current gardeners must re-register for their same plot annually by October 31st. New Gardener registrations are accepted starting November 1st annually.
Established in 2012 through financial support from Living Green - Environmental Action Barrie, this is an unfenced location, with parking and water service. There are 12 single garden plots and 6 double plots available for a total of 18 plots in this location. Please refer to the Golden Meadow Park - Community Garden Layout for plot numbers. Gardeners are welcome to rent more than one plot after May 1st, subject to availability.
Constructed in 2019 by Urban Pantry through a Trillium Foundation grant, this is an unfenced location with parking and water service. There are nine single plots and nine double plots. There are two accessible single plots, raised to four feet (1.2 metres) with wide edges to support sitting. Raised beds are reserved for accessible rental until June 1 annually. They will be made available to the general public after June 1. Please refer to the Shear Park Community Garden Layout for plot numbers.
Established in 2010, with a financial contribution and the work of many volunteers from Living Green - Environmental Action Barrie, the Sunnidale Community Garden is located along Coulter Street in Sunnidale Park. It is a fenced area containing 10 single garden plots and 11 double plots (see Sunnidale Park - Community Garden Layout) within the fenced enclosure. This layout is subject to change at the gardeners' discretion. Gardeners are welcome to rent more than one plot after May 1st, subject to availability. Please note: there is no water tap available on site and gardeners are responsible for their own water supply. There is also an abundance of groundhogs due to the natural parkland, and gardeners are advised to implement any controls necessary (raised beds, chicken wire etc.) on their plots to prevent loss of produce.
This is an unfenced location with parking and water service. There are two (2) raised plots, ten (10) ground level single plots and nine (9) double plots. In 2020, double plots #10 and #19 are sponsored communal plots. If you are interested in participating in a communal plot, please contact Service Barrie for more information. This garden was sponsored and built by Urban Pantry through a Trillium Foundation Grant. Please refer to Eastview Garden Map for plot numbers.
(November 2009 - September 2010)
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